What a Dick
Apparently Dick Durbin doesn’t think much about the Holocaust, the genocide of the Khmer Rouge and Josef Stalin and its victims. Calling the detention center at Guantanamo Bay a death camp is just stupid.
The Senate’s No. 2 Democrat has compared the U.S. military’s treatment of a suspected al Qaeda terrorist at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay with the regimes of Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Pol Pot, three of history’s most heinous dictators, whose regimes killed millions.
In a speech on the Senate floor late Tuesday, Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, castigated the American military’s actions by reading an e-mail from an FBI agent.
After reading the e-mail, Mr. Durbin said, “If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.”
You know it must be nice to make these allegations and then not provide any evidence whatsoever. I’m sure Senator Durbin will claim some sort of national security concerns prevents him from releasing the paticulars, and it sure is convenient. So far the only thing I’ve seen is,
The agent complained to higher-ups that one al Qaeda suspect was chained to the floor, kept in an extremely cold air-conditioned cell and forced to hear loud rap music.
The cold air sounds like the last place my cubicle was located. I was very cold. I also have to listen to loud and annoying rap music while stuck in traffic. Invariably there is some nitwit who has decided to share his dubious taste in music with everybody around him and so turned his trunk into a gignormous speaker. I guess I live in Pol Pot’s Cambodia.
Further, these kinds of irresponsible statements don’t help the issue of maltreatment of prisoners. It makes it seem like a joke or that the people making the claims just aren’t serious about the issue. Instead of actually addressing maltreatment of prisoners people like Senator Durbin seem more intent on the negative impact it will have on Bush, screw the prionsers.